Our team

Experts in cost-effective business automation.

Our Management team

Heather McEwen

Founder & Chair

With more than 30 years’ of industry experience in the areas of business management, IT development and international entrepreneurship, Heather is extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the tech sector. She spends her time between the United Kingdom and New Zealand, has two grown up sons and a love of travel.

James O'Regan

CEO

James has two degrees, a Bachelor in Recording Arts and another in Commerce, Economics and Accounting. He graduated in 2017 and gained valuable experience with international and entrepreneurial organisations in Wellington before joining SaaSam. James is talented at bass guitar and harmonica and enjoys playing rugby, squash and cricket. 

Talia Yates

General Manager – EMEA

Nothing is ever a problem for us and we work quickly to resolve any queries or support requests. 

With offices in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom we pride ourselves on senior-level ongoing support 24/7. 

Our clients appreciate just how easy it is to work with us.

Kerrin O'Regan

CFO

Kerrin has over 40 years' experience working as an accountant for some of NZ and Australia’s largest corporates, and more recently as an accounting systems implementation specialist. Now,
while not cooking or following sports, Kerrin looks after the pounds, pennies, dollars and cents for SaaSam Group.

Sonja Pearson

Sales and Marketing Manager

Sonja has worked in the ICT industry for more than 25 years, in roles such as sales executive, client manager and business intelligence consultant. She has extensive experience in marketing, communications and strategic planning, and when not working, she enjoys cooking, skiing and travelling.

Our Administration, Sales and Marketing team

Lucie Zlamalova

Administration Manager

Lucie started working for SaaSam in 2012, bringing her skills and experience from a Bachelor of Business Administration and Management gained in Prague. She is an active person, enjoying summers at the beach and winters skiing and snowboarding.

Tania McKay

Technical Presales

Tania joins the SaaSam team as a technical implementer, with experience in process improvement, operational support and governance in a multi-sourced environment. In her spare time Tania enjoys gardening, fitness and hiking.

Calum Johnstone

Business Development Manager

Nothing is ever a problem for us and we work quickly to resolve any queries or support requests. 

With offices in Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom we pride ourselves on senior-level ongoing support 24/7. 

Our clients appreciate just how easy it is to work with us.

Callum Redpath – Sales and Marketing Assistant of SaaSam Group

Callum Redpath

Sales & Marketing Assistant

Having worked extensively in the transmedia marketing space, Calum has since jumped around as a freelancer doing everything from writing boardgames to pitching television shows. Once described as “lackadaisical”, Calum hopes to bring his energy and enthusiasm to SaaSam marketing. When he’s not writing or panicking, Calum is usually found reading or drinking too much coffee. 

Project Management team

Roz Vickerman

Senior Project Manager

From creating and selling her own start-up to managing portfolios, developing strategies, and taking charge of high-profile deals, Roz has made her mark on the business world and wants to continue doing that at SaaSam. Outside of work, Roz can be found road and trail cycling, and is currently trying to master night riding.

Thania Kruger

Head of Project Management Office

Thania is a seasoned project manager with proven experience in business and IT and the ability to solve business challenges and focused on delivering an outcome. Thania graduated from Massey University with a Master of Business Administration in 2015 and when not working, she enjoys relaxing with her family on the beach.

Carol Prior

Senior Project Manager

Carol has decades of experience in business process management; designing and delivering business solutions through integrated systems. As Project Manager/Team Lead and Account Manager, Carol with clients in the ANZ and SE-Asia regions understanding their new and changing requirements, coordinating resources and overseeing smooth implementation.  Following implementation, she remains a contact point with the client, servicing their ongoing business process improvements.

Jo Naiman – Senior Project manager of SaaSam Group

Jo Naiman

Senior Project Manager

Jo joined Saasam in 2020, and brought over 25 years' of experience in analysis, design and delivery of business solutions in healthcare, telecom and IT sectors across Europe and the UK. Responsibilities at SaaSam include gathering customer requirements, designing solutions, managing the delivery to customer and occasionally turning her hand to configuration. In her spare time, Jo tends her garden and allotment in summer, and can usually be found with a book in winter.

Implementation and Support team

Morgans Jans

Implementation Manager

Morgan has been a technical consultant at SaaSam since 2014, after completing a Bachelor of Information and Communication Technologies. He likes the unique challenges each project brings and seeing the transformational efficiencies brought to each client's business. Outside SaaSam, Morgan is into gaming and enjoys hanging out with friends.

Marewa Paranihi

Senior Implementer

Marewa has been working as a contract analyst programmer since 2001, specialising in MS Access and MS Excel for database design and development with a focus on reporting. Marewa, who has a degree in business computing, joined SaaSam in July 2015 and as well as undertaking Agiloft implementations, also specialises in Office 365 SharePoint. Outside of work he coaches a boys rugby league team and plays the saxophone in a jazz band.

Kate Ruggeri

Senior Implementer

Kate has over 30 years’ experience in implementing, programming and reporting within the IT and accounting sectors. She enjoys the diversity of the work and the travel opportunities with SaaSam, but when not working - and travelling - Kate can be found enjoying time with her two teenage sons and perhaps relaxing with a jigsaw puzzle.

Ian Goodacre – Senior Implementer of SaaSam Group

Ian Goodacre

Senior Implementer

Ian has been with SaaSam since its inception. He has many years’ experience in government, health care and private enterprises large and small, working on hardware, software and infrastructure design, implementation, operation and support, project management and technical support. Ian is an all-rounder and very much hands-on with technology.

Kyle Jeffries

Senior Implementer

After completing a Bachelor of Information Technology at Wintec, Kyle joined the SaaSam team as a technical developer and support manager. Working closely with clients, he enjoys putting his 
creativity and ingenuity to use to streamline their business processes. In his spare time, Kyle can be found with a good book or watching movies.

Jaco van der Merwe

Implementer

Jaco has been a technical developer at SaaSam since 2017 and enjoys the challenge of finding new creative solutions for clients. Prior to SaaSam, Jaco worked in web development and completed a Bachelor of IT at Wintec. His weekends are spent playing golf and squash, and doing a bit of baking.

Raymond Crickett

Implementer

Raymond joins SaaSam as a relative newcomer to the IT space, bringing a high level of analytical skills, personability, and adaptability to the table as an implementer. When he isn't finding solutions from behind a computer in the office, Raymond enjoys working out, gaming, and spending time with his family.

Ai Keow Lim – Implementer at SaaSam Group

Ai Keow Lim

Implementer

Ai Keow is an accomplished database administrator and an expert in all things Oracle. She looks after SaaSam’s support functions globally and performs important implementation work for clients. Ai Keow has a degree in data science from the University of Waikato, and enjoys spending time with her husband and two grown up children.

Thomas van Weyenbergh

Implementer

Tom is an implementation specialist, holding a BSc in Mathematics from Lancaster University with a Minor in Economics. He has a background working for non-profit organisations overseas and more recently in sports data, and when not working, he enjoys football, rugby, cricket and surfing. 

Blair Grant

Junior Implementer

Coming from Wintec with a Bachelor of Applied Information Technology, a Diploma in IT Technical Support, and a Certificate in Computing, it is fair to say that Blair enjoys working and learning within IT. Blair is passionate about her job, enjoys helping and learning from others, and is bringing to SaaSam enthusiasm and an eagerness to help clients shine!

Tom Redder

Junior Implementer

With a degree in Computing and Mathmatical Sciences from the University of Waikato and a further Cyber Security Education background, Tom comes to SaaSam primed and ready for the wild and tumultuous world of IT. Outside of SaaSam, Tom enjoys watching films, developing games, and cooking lots of food.

Careers at SaaSam.

One of the secrets of SaaSam’s success is to put people first. We know having the right people on board continues to set us apart, so we put a lot of effort into creating a people-centric culture of learning and development. 

We’re keen to hear from people who are passionate about helping transform businesses through clever IT solutions.

If you’ve got a background in business analysis, project management or IT architecture, and want to develop your career further with a progressive and dynamic company, please send us an email with your CV and a short summary of your relevant experience.

 

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